Published on December 8th, 2014 | by Brent Chittenden0
A New Song from City and Colour for a Good Cause
Dallas Green’s had a lot on the go. He finished up a solo tour and then went right into recording and releasing You + Me with Pink. But he did have at least one left over from The Hurry and The Harm and Dallas decided to put the song to good use.
“nowhere, texas” is a new song for you but an old song for me. I recorded it during my session for The Hurry and The Harm. I knew as soon as I listened to it there was a better place for it than the album. I’ve held on to it all this time and chosen to release it as a way to bring attention to something around us everyday: violence against women.
I wrote the song after watching a movie, Texas Killing Fields. I couldn’t shake the real story of a lonely road that became the final resting place of missing women. This song tells that story – but sadly this road does not stand alone. Places like this are everywhere.
This weekend marks the 25 year anniversary of the Montreal Massacre – the day 14 women were murdered and another 14 people were injured at the hands of a single gunman because they were women. December 6 is Canada’s National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women.
“nowhere, texas” will be available to purchase digitally on Friday, December 5 worldwide. All profits will be donated to the YWCA of Canada’s Rose Campaign as they work to reduce violence against women, increase public awareness and prevent violence before it starts.”